Ken was named CEO of WellCare in January 2015 and was named as a member of the board of directors in December 2014. He leads WellCare in its mission to provide quality, cost-effective health care solutions for the company’s members, providers and government customers.
Ken joined WellCare in January 2014 as president, national health plans, and was promoted to president and chief operating officer in June 2014. Prior to joining the company, Ken was president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. From 2010 to 2012, Ken was with Coventry Health Care as CEO of the Medicaid Division where he doubled the Medicaid revenue in 18 months. He also served as CEO of MHNet, a Coventry behavioral health business unit. Before that, Ken spent 14 years as an executive with UnitedHealth Group, rising through positions of increasing responsibility. Early in his career at UnitedHealth, he was senior vice president, national underwriting and CEO of the central Texas business. He was later named CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Arizona, a position he held for three years. He then served as president, UnitedHealthcare’s Public Sector and was CEO of the company’s southwest region. In 2006, Ken was named CEO of UnitedHealthcare Group’s commercial business where he held P&L responsibility for $26 billion in revenue. He was named CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Secure Horizons retail Medicare business in 2008.
Ken has served on a number of boards in the health care industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Amherst College and a law degree from University of Connecticut School of Law.
Larry has served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer since joining the company in October 2010. He has more than 20 years of strategic human relations experience in the health care sector. At WellCare, he ensures that the company attracts, develops and retains a talented and engaged workforce. He provides oversight in the areas of talent management, compensation, benefits, learning and development, succession planning, talent acquisition, and human resources information systems.
Before joining WellCare, Larry was the senior vice president of human resources at ValueOptions, a managed care company specializing in the management of behavioral health services. Before that, he served as vice president of human resources at WellPoint, Inc. Larry has also had leadership positions with E. & J. Gallo Winery and IBM.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and master of industrial relations degree from the University of Minnesota.
Drew has served as senior vice president and CFO since November 2014. He joined WellCare in August 2014 as senior vice president. He leads the company's financial activities, including financial and performance management, capital strategy and planning, actuarial, medical economics, internal controls, investment management, corporate development and investor relations.
Prior to joining WellCare, Drew was the CFO of Aetna’s Local and Regional Businesses, a position he held since May 2013 when his former employer, Coventry Health Care, was acquired by Aetna. Drew was with Coventry for 15 years, most recently as senior vice president, corporate finance. During his tenure with Coventry, he had responsibility for financial planning and analysis, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, treasury, real estate and procurement. He started his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he spent five years as an auditor and accountant serving clients including managed care.
Drew holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and a master’s in taxation from the University of Central Florida.
Steve has served as senior vice president and chief medical officer since July 2013. He has more than 16 years of clinical leadership experience. At WellCare, he is responsible for coordinating clinical innovation. In addition, he represents WellCare’s public position on health care and medical issues with regulators, government customers, providers and trade groups.
Prior to WellCare, Steve served as senior medical director for Coventry Healthcare of Kentucky. Previously, he was vice president and chief of medical affairs for Express Scripts. Additionally, he has held clinical leadership roles with Humana, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente.
Steve earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College and a master of business administration from Binghamton University. He completed his residency in family practice at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has active medical licenses in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky.
Kelly was named senior vice president, division president and product in December 2014. She has responsibility for WellCare’s operations in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. She also leads the company’s product development function.
Prior to this, Kelly was named region president for WellCare's operations in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee in August 2014. She joined WellCare in 2006, serving in positions of increasing responsibility for WellCare's Ohio health plan in the areas of operations and regulatory compliance. She was named chief operating officer of WellCare of Kentucky in August 2012 and one year later was named state president, Kentucky.
Before joining WellCare, she held operational positions with Old World Classics, HomeTown Health Network and Medical Mutual of Ohio. Munson graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and public health nutrition, and did graduate work in public administration at the University of Akron.
Mike has served as senior vice president of operations since September 2013. He is responsible for member and provider operations, customer service, acquisition integration, IT and related activities.
Mike joined WellCare in May 2005. Before assuming his current position, he served as vice president of corporate initiatives and strategy. He also held positions as senior director of health plan finance, director of health plan operations and director of health business planning and analytics.
Prior to joining WellCare, Mike held roles with JP Morgan Chase as assistant vice president of treasury and security services and as assistant treasurer of balance and liquidity management. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in decision and information science from the University of Florida and a master of business administration from the University of South Florida.
Mike was named senior vice president, clinical operations and business development in August 2015. He provides executive leadership over WellCare’s Clinical Services Operations (CSO), including pharmacy, and business development. He is responsible for delivering operational excellence in support of effective and efficient coordination of care to best meet member needs, and for helping to drive the company’s strategic growth efforts.
Mike most recently served as the chief executive officer of Health Essentials and has more than 25 years of experience in the managed care industry including Medicaid and Medicare, medical group administration, business development, operations and state public affairs at companies including UnitedHealthcare, Lifemark and Optum.
Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business.
Dave was named senior vice president, division president in December 2014. He is responsible for WellCare’s operations in Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. He joined the company in November 2012 as region president and led operations in Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.
Dave has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Before joining WellCare, he served as the state president of Illinois for Humana, responsible for their commercial health insurance business. He also held the position of vice president of sales, where he spearheaded a major turnaround effort resulting in significant growth.
Prior to that, he served as the vice president of payer sales at WebMD. Earlier in his career, he held various positions of leadership at Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, HPR, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northern Illinois University.
Blair was named senior vice president, chief legal and administrative officer, and secretary in December 2014. He oversees the legal, government affairs, public policy, external communications and corporate strategy functions, and serves as WellCare’s corporate secretary. He is responsible for aligning the functions to help drive an effective and efficient execution of WellCare’s key strategic and operational priorities.
Blair most recently served as the company’s chief strategy and development officer, a role he assumed in 2013, and joined WellCare in 2010 as the chief compliance officer.
Prior to joining WellCare, Blair served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of MedCath Corporation, a national health care provider. He previously served as deputy general counsel of compliance and litigation at BearingPoint, and was formerly a partner in the New York law firm of Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney and Laird. Blair also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Constantine Cholakis of the Northern District Court of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in political communication from The George Washington University and his juris doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.
Michael has served as senior vice president and chief compliance officer since April 2014. He leads and directs the company’s corporate compliance and ethics program, and oversees the company’s compliance with the laws and regulatory requirements applicable to the company and all of its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. He reports to the CEO and the Regulatory Compliance Committee of the WellCare Board of Directors.
Michael joined WellCare in 2011. Before assuming his current position, he served as vice president, regulatory compliance counsel and chief privacy officer. Prior to joining WellCare, he spent nine years with Rite Aid Corporation, Camp Hill, Pa., first as government affairs attorney, then as director, government affairs, and ultimately as vice president, regulatory law & compliance monitoring and privacy officer. Prior to joining Rite Aid, he was an attorney with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a law degree, both from Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. He is admitted to the bars in Illinois and New Jersey, and is a registered pharmacist in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.